Users of the earlier non-internet BrightStar version reported noticing positive changes in their attitudes towards reading and writing at about the 5th or 6th session. At this point, they found they could better focus when learning new subjects.
Additional and significant reading and writing gains were often reported 2-3 weeks after the conclusion of the earlier non-internet BrightStar program version. This happens because your brain is still responding to the cumulative effects of the program sessions. Your brain continues to adapt and retrain its neural circuits such that now it is better fitted to apply new learning strategies.
Once your brain has become more efficient in allocating attention to reading tasks, you will feel less pressured and more relaxed. As a result, you will find it easier to read & learn and these tasks will take you much less time. Parents and educators alike report that kids who have taken the BrightStar program have more confidence and a fresh outlook on life.
Our programs can be used by adults, teens and children aged 7 years and older. There are some Health requirements for use of our programs.
BrightStar technology will work for you if you meet at least 2 of the following conditions/behaviors):
- You do not spot sight words easily and automatically as you read silently
- You make too many spelling mistakes when writing sight words
- When reading aloud, you misinterpret or guess words as you read along
- When copying a text from the blackboard/computer screen/text book, you must constantly take peeks at the text being copied without relying on your memory recall
- You have difficulty reading a text smoothly and fluently and as a result you read too slowly
- It takes you longer than expected to retrieve from memory the names of objects
- You find it too difficult/frustrating/boring to visually & passively track down slow events such as a tennis match, an airplane flying in the sky, etc.
- You are inattentive/not alert/indifferent to sudden visual stimuli/events taking place around you
- You are easily distracted by sudden changes in illumination (e.g. flickering) or light contrast in your surrounding (peripheral visual field) while focusing your visual attention in reading/studying/watching a movie, etc.
- You must follow a text with your finger or with a computer screen cursor in order to read effortlessly and fluently
- You must hold an object in the palm of your hand and/or fidget your fingers while visually focusing on a task such as reading a text, watching TV, etc.